Volume 5, Chapter 4: Lighting the Fire

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 4: Lighting the Fire

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • phubbe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    Feel like the new arm potential just hasn't been seen yet.

  • BobTheTitan777

    4 days ago

    So, my guess is that the second in command at ravens camp is the spring maiden

  • AndrewMatthe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Weiss is the only one to touch Yang's hair and not die?!?!?!?!?!

  • Ramrider FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Nice to see Yang taking Tai's advice to heart in that first fight, and keeping her cool.

  • Kerisato

    5 days ago

    What was that idiot bandit thinking? Yang knocks him senseless with a punch and he thinks she would be an easy victim because he's got minimal backup? Her arm even has a gun built into it.


    I'm curious about Juane's Semblence, too. We know he can heal rapidly (Volume 1), and he seems to be able to project a wave of something when he attacks with it (Volume 4), but nothing else.


    No love lost between Raven and Yang, I see.


    "Family. Only coming around when they need something." Um, hypocrite much? You visited Qrow for that very reason.


    Raven's Semblence is actually kind of cool, and it makes sense (Ravens are often messengers in various lore and fairy tales). When Yang explained it I immeditately began to wonder of Vernal's position in Raven's camp; it could be Raven thinks of Vernal as her daughter now. That might explain how she was able to travel back to the hideout after meeting with Qrow. Or escaped the train (Volume 2). It also might explain the tattoo on Vernal's left arm which looks like a bird (Raven) and flowers(Spring), if you ask me.


    Finally, a rant: Geez people. Get a hold of your hormones/emotions. Yang and Weiss hugged? SHIP! SHIP! SHIP! Because that's the only logical conclusion, right? Look, I understand - actually, I don't. Why is it everything is sexualized by some of you? They looked at each other? Ship it! he protected her? Ship it! She protected him? Ship it! She looked at her with admiration? Ship it! (Ruby x Yang) They are squabbling? (Mercury x Emerald) Ship it! They're mortal enemies? Ship it! He's an older man by at least 20 years but he's talking to her? (Qrow x Winter) Ship it! They both wear shades? (Coco x Flynt) Ship it! She slapped dat ass? (Fox x Coco) Ship it! He called her by name? (Neo x Roman) Ship it! And it goes on, and on. If you're love life is that uninteresting one sure fire way to improve upon it - AND gain some real life experience with how relationships are formed/work - would be to spend less time theorizing about hook-ups based on little more than subjective interpretation and secret fantasies, and more time out in the real world learning how to interact with people.


    As it happens RWBY (the team) is composed of four individuals who were friends throughout their time at Beacon. They learned together, worked together, played together (no innuendo), and fought together in order to become better warriors. They were anticipating a future that each would impact. Suddenly it all is taken violently away, leaving RWBY without sight or sound of one another for several months. I would that such an abrupt and shocking interruption would, naturally, give way to extreme relief and joy when that friend you thought you'd never see again is once again standing right before you, in the most unlikely of places.

  • Ariakan602 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I'm not crying. You're crying.

  • ihatebaboons FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Yang the Stampede

  • Dynamo_Tinit

    6 days ago

    tears..........all that needs to be said

  • mikashin

    6 days ago

    anyways that hug scene watered my crops, cleared my skin, and raised my grades. thank you roosterteeth.

  • freezerburn_c0nfirned

    6 days ago

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  • iAshZz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Raven seems to have a lot of resentment against RWBY, by "The Truth" I think shes means 1 of 2 things.

    1. Its just going to be a catch up moment so Weiss and Yang get caught up about the Maidens ect

    2. It somehow relates to Summer and RWBYs Silver eyes

  • chezamaiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thus kindly I scatter

    6 days ago

    The only thing I don't like about this episode is that when Ruby and Oscar/Ozpin are fighting is that Ruby looks so uncoordinated, But we know she knows how to fight with a weapon so she at least has coordination and battle strategy, she could at least apply that to hand to hand, and we know she is at least semi strong shes been on the road fighting grimm for months.  I think applying all that she wouldn't be complete pushover and she isn't she did knock Oscar on his ass but she I just don't like how they make her seem wobbly and super girlish during the fight.  Just my constructive criticism, LOVED everything else about the episode!!!! 

  • daisyfairy42 LaLiLuLeLo

    1 week ago

    THEORY: THAT LADY THAT MADE A LIGHTNING BOLT IS THE MAIDEN.


    1. RT wouldn't repeat Nora's semblance, or something so similar to it, I think. So, it's either a similar semblance, or maiden magic.

    2. She's in the damn intro.

    3. Her name has been avoided this entire time.

    4. She's obviously very important to Raven, who knows about the maidens I assume.

    • illuna

      1 week ago

      Her name is in the credits  yang

    • tehepicdan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Not to mention it's also in the captions on the Youtube version.

    • Ramrider FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Her name's Vernal. Not really much doubt to be had that she's the Spring Maiden.

  • hylianlegends FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    After Weiss and Yang hug, it appears now that Yang is the only member of team RWBY to hug all the other members.

    Weiss, before this, had only hugged Ruby (shut up don't touch me).

    Ruby has hugged everyone but Blake.

    Blake hasn't hugged anybody (she did not hug Yang back, Yang had Blake's arms in a bind). I expect everyone to jump on Blake when she arrives in Mistral.

  • SilverClock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    After missing the level of quality season 1 had in combat animation, it is a relief to see the well done scene in this one. Good job guys.

  • Kalilaila FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chaos Light

    1 week ago

    Did anyone else feel like Raven had been practicing that speech for when Yang came around for WAY too long?  It felt like half of it was just for show to keep up her rep in front of the grunts while the other half was a recruitment pitch.

  • BlazeWolf55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    This episode was good, but confliting. 


    If the bandit just wanted to ambush her and take her bike why annouce it instead of having the element of surprise with your montley crew, and better yet, not be so stupid in telling her where your camp is. Stupidest bandit that ever lived. 


    Also we got a nice training scene and addressing arua and sembences. 


    As to Yang's PSTD, they've been teasing it a lot in the past few episodes and I wondered when Yang will finally lose and I think I know the trigger, an encounter with the white fang. It makes sense, Adam cutting off her arm was traumatic and the mere memory of his image, let alone his mask made her shake and sudder back in Volume 4. 


    Yang might not have taken Tai's words of wisdom in the previous volume yet, but at least we got a display of Vernal's powers and a touching reunion between her and Weiss.

    • Kalilaila FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chaos Light

      1 week ago

      The Bandits knew that they were not going to be able to surprise her, I think.  If Yang lost they would have taken her prisoner; if she won then she would have gotten it out of them eventually.  


      The way they made a point of Jaune still not knowing his semblance makes, really feel that this is the season for its full reveal to us; even if Jaune might not realize it when it occurs.


      I'm kind of wondering if it is completely Yang having PTSD issues.  At times this episode I thought it might have been her making a point to stay calm and not rely on her semblance.  Now, some of the times her fight to remain calm and the ticks are due to her PTSD, but other times like this episode it is due to her just trying to stay calm.  You saw it a few times early in her conversation with her mom, and her mask was off almost immediately.  I think that Yang is trying to take Tai's words to heart, but Raven's initial refusal to send her to Ruby (via a portal to Qrow) pushed her past the point she can currently control herself at present.

  • qdjones

    1 week ago

    Rose Garden vs Lancaster (Love-Triangle)


    The very first really positive moment between Weiss & Yang.

                Freezer-Burn Shippers Rejoice !!!

  • babdon

    1 week ago

    thank you!!! Best episode so far in volume 5!!

    Bring on the tear jerking reunion of RWBY!! <3

  • ChristianProgrammer

    1 week ago

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    • Kalilaila FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chaos Light

      1 week ago

      Two close friends/teammates/roommates who were forcibly separated for months without any way to contact each other suddenly got to see each other.  A hug is the minimum expected.  I thought it was rather touching.  I think that you're projecting a ton into that hug that doesn't exist.

    • mikashin

      6 days ago

      but Umm Happiness at that hug scene Weiss and Yang....   Call me a lesbian  but umm yea  I loved it.. loved it so fucking much...   I will continue to share RWBY and its epic battle scenes with everyone I know and love because of this one (1) amazing hug scene. Blessed image. completely acceptable 


      I fixed your comment for you :^)

    • ChristianProgrammer

      2 hours ago

      Leviticus 20:13   lama   lol   everything and apparently anything is ok 

  • ChristianProgrammer

    1 week ago

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    1 week ago

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  • msween007

    1 week ago

    Yang: Grandma look

  • nra FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    wtf is wrong with ruby's elbows.

    • chezamaiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thus kindly I scatter

      1 week ago

      She's got a shirt on you can't see her elbows

  • zanealpheus

    1 week ago

    @5:54 It's good to see Ruby's "maturing" properly. kappa

  • Tporter

    1 week ago

    Spring vs Nora

    SPRING:*bolt of lightning

    VOICES IN NORA'S HEAD(you all know she has them): power at 400%

    NORA: How bout that?

    *RAGE MODE

    • xlxtrevxlx

      1 week ago

      Thor vs iron man reference

    • qdjones

      1 week ago

      Nora vs Harley Quinn (I would pay money to see that !!!)

  • cinnadrom

    1 week ago

    Ruby: I BELIEVE I CAN FLYYYY

    Oscar: No Ruby, you can't

    Ruby: YOU CANNOT SILENCE THE CRIMSON EAGLE!

    *falcon punches Oscar*

  • Boxer2380 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boxor

    1 week ago

    I love seeing Ruby blowing a raspberry (albeit making a different noise) when she zips behind Oscar. It's so funny and adorable!

  • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

    1 week ago

    The day Thursday is named after Thor, Nora's inspiration. Bravo RT bravo

    Also: you know this is a good episode when fatmanfalling's group calls it good.

  • tallgood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    "Crazy Thursday." Ok that was a slick one. Bravo.

    • tmead2987

      1 week ago

      I don’t understand what Thursday has to do with this

    • GenesisMurray FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Me either, I thought it has something to do with THORsday

  • jeriphro

    1 week ago

    Considering this seemed like a normal reunion episode, there was a whole lot package into this 15 minutes. The subtle revelation of the Spring Maiden, Yang's confidence and strength returning almost 10-fold, Yang's composure when face-to-face with her mother, Weiss's summoning is getting stronger and stronger making her much more of a threat to the enemy, and that embrace was just just beautiful, it really communicated how long the two have been separated and how much Weiss was concerned for Yang's well-being. 


    This was truly an amazing episode. yangweiss

    • talancir

      1 week ago

      surely her shaking hand is proof that her confidence isn't tenfold, and is in fact barely back to normal levels? She also doesn't seem any stronger since she was fighting regular humans. but at least she's facing her struggles head on and that in itself is a sign of admirable determination.

    • Kalilaila FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chaos Light

      1 week ago

      Her shaking hand isn't a confidence issue, it is a psychological issue at the very minimum.  She could literally be the most confident person in existence and would still have that twitch until root issue for its cause is addressed.  I also think it is a way that she used to keep herself in check and calm down; be it from anger or from PTSD flashbacks.

  • neverforgetnoble6

    1 week ago

    is that the phoenix bird tatoo on the chick who took weiss's weapon or am i trippin because im pretty sure that the phoenix is a symbol for the spring maiden. Im not too sure but be free to correct me. 

    • Mighty_Spoon

      1 week ago

      It's canon. Vernal (The girl you're talking about) is the Spring Maiden.

  • seankain9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Episode was great, but Wiess and Yang...

  • barvs

    1 week ago

    Aawwwwww that's such a sweet moment between Weiss and Yang <3 Super excited for RWBY reunion, whether it be in the middle of a great big battle or just a low key situation.

  • archelous

    1 week ago

    The fighting in this is getting better.

    If it wasn't for the camera CONSTANTLY ZOOMING IN ON EVERYTHING.

    God, it was so hard to watch this garbage.

    The only thing this new season has to offer if the passive animation.

  • Sacath

    1 week ago

    Just because Weiss doesn't have her sword, that doesn't mean she's weak. weiss

  • DontTellPike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Test Subject

    1 week ago

    Now that's what the fight scenes need to be like, Using momentum to be the source of movement and attacks! This is the first time where it's really felt Monty-esc fight animations, rather than some over the top moves that feel like it's from a game or crazy anime. Also Top episode, one of the best so far!

    • archelous

      1 week ago

      It had the same attitude, but honestly the camera work was so shaky and was cutting back and forth so much that it made me feel nauseous. This fight would have been perfect if they didnt have all this camera bullshit, season 1 is still the best for fighting because they knew how to NOT ZOOM IN ON EVERYTHING.

  • emm.chan

    1 week ago

    I think everyone is getting too wound up about the hug at the end. Friends are allowed to hug, especially after not seeing each other for literal months and going through seriously traumatic experiences. Plus, i'm 90% sure Weiss is straight. (Neptune)

  • bitchesinferiorrjsuperior

    1 week ago

    Raven really seems like the Agent Connecticut of team STRQ. She knows the truth about Ozpin, whatever that may be, like how Connecticut was the only freelancer who knew the truth about Agent Tex and the Director. It kinda looks like Raven abandoned her team and came to the bandit tribe, like how Connecticut went rogue and abandoned project freelancer. I really hope that we get some kind of spin off or mid season show that gives us a backstory to team STRQ like the freelancer saga of RVB. I bet the team fell apart because of different views on Ozpin and drama between the members, with Summer caught in the middle of it all and trying to fix things. Or at least I want that to be the case

  • vextionbass

    1 week ago

    thanks RT. Haven't cried in a while, appreciate it. #missedthemsomuch2

  • Tporter

    1 week ago

    There's no such thing as a perfect episo-

    *Yang delivers one of the best fights of the series

    *Character from RNJR

    *Funny reference from Nora 

    *Yang's PTSD still being a thing

    *Yang is going after her little sister who loves her and not her despondent mother because Yang is a great person

    *"Welp I guess subtlety is out" I CACKLED

    *WEISS AND YANG REUNION GENUINELY MADE ME SQUEE AND VIBRATE MY ENTIRE BODY AND WANT TO CRY

    *Cliffhanger is engaging but not frustrating 

    *They're going to Ruby next!!!


    Lord Jesus save me

  • Mad_Dog7

    1 week ago

    Summer Maiden + Weiss Schnee = Lighting McQueen. 

    • madcheezes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Spring*

    • MatthewCarey3

      1 week ago

      who ever wrote this is god in his true form

  • Mad_Dog7

    1 week ago

    Ruby/Weiess Shippers on suicide watch!

  • mel_the_black_rose

    1 week ago

    My wife is back!! Kickin ass and takin names!!

  • Puma2203

    1 week ago

    GO WATCH EXTRA LIFE RWBY CAN WAIT #FORTHEKIDS

  • DerpGecko

    1 week ago

    Is it just me, or does this episode provide further evidence that Raven is the one singing the song "Sacrifice"? "Ozpin is not the man you think he is," Ruby being a "lost cause," the "truth," it all matches up. 


    (Plus, it may not be a coincidence that "Sacrifice" plays during the credits at the end of Volume 2, which is the same Volume that Raven made her debut in.)

  • armnhammer247

    1 week ago

     yangnora= Arm N Hammer

    • admiralbob38 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      >Insert Michael Jackson gif

      I love this song

  • REDMaize

    1 week ago

    Gaww~ That was so adorable (and quite tear-jerking), seeing Weiss and Yang reunite~

    It's probably just me, but the height difference, when they showed the full shot of them hugging (15:22), made it ever so slightly more adorable~ :) Especially that Weiss has to kinda stand on her toes =P


    (and yes, I'm pretty weird xD)

  • foneless

    1 week ago

    That Hug Tho

  • user-5738cba3dee1f

    1 week ago

    Wait, THAT bitch is the Spring Maiden?


    Actually, I should’ve seen it coming...